Friday, September 9, 2016

Masdevallia naevia

This is not my favorite plant since both plant and flowers seem rather stiff and awkward to me.  Masdevallia naevia is from Ecuador and belongs to a group of Masdevallias that have rather large, spidery flowers, section Caudatae.  The name "naevia" refers to the purple spot at the base of the dorsal sepal and means "birthmark."  The plant is 10 cm tall and the flowers are also 10 cm held well above the foliage.


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